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Novel Coronavirus 

As of January 27, 2020, there have been two confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus within California. One individual is in Los Angeles County and another in Orange County.  The California Department of Public Health has indicated that at this time, the immediate health risk from to the general public is low, and most people who have been infected with this virus have made a full recovery. 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) considers a person at risk for this virus if they have traveled to Wuhan, China in the last 14 days or been in contact with a suspect/confirmed case of that infection in the last 14 days.  

Symptoms are fever of 100.4 degrees F/38 degrees C with respiratory symptoms including cough and shortness of breath. 

The Public Health Department is urging persons who have recently traveled to Wuhan, China or who have had contact with a person with possible novel coronavirus infection to please contact your local health department or health care provider if you become ill.

Before coming to Urgent Care, the ER or any Sansum Clinic site, please call your Sansum Clinic healthcare provider at (805)681-7500 or the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department at (805)681-5100 so we can work together to ensure your safety and the safety of other patients. 

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of steps that can be taken to prevent spread of disease:

  • Washing hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eye, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, and
  • If someone does become sick with fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school or other people to avoid spreading illness. 

For more information visit www.cdc.gov/wuhan  or call our information hotline at (805) 681-1859. 

We will update this page as we know more.